Book Review – The Namesake
March 17, 2017
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1. The characters of Lydia Ratliff and Ashima Ganguli very opposite from each other. Among the many examples, Ashima, Gogol`s mother, treats her husband and children with private and uncelebrated, intimate love (Lahiri, 2003; 6.51), while Lydia treats hers in a casual and intelligent way (Lahiri, 2003; 6.54).
2. Ruth, Maxine, and Moushumi are some of the women in the story whom Gogol fell in love with. Despite their differences in terms of culture, character, and origins, the most likely difference between these three is that they all represent the part of Gogol`s life and perspectives. For one, both Ruth and Maxine became Gogol`s partners because they